Friday, March 20, 2015

People's Protectors

PPP Home Guard
15 mm



The People's Planetary Partnership have the odd distinction of being the only sustainably functioning anarcho-socialist society in human history, existing across multiple star systems with a government based on group arbitration and consensus-building.  While no official apparatus exists to enforce ideological conformity, this governmental structure is sufficiently popular that dissenters generally find themselves facing social scorn and little cooperation from their fellow citizens.  Consequently, outsiders have variously described the PPP as "stodgy but egalitarian" and "numbingly conformist".




The PPP remain technologically inferior to their main stellar-political rivals the Cultural Collective, largely because of their refusal to create sentient artificial intelligences.  They maintain that "leashed" AI's constitute slavery while unrestricted ones represent an existential threat to humanity.  They loosely ally themselves with the photosynthetic Chloros, whose biological collectivism they admire.

The models here are The Ion Age's Planetary Militia and Hazelwurm Patrol Car.  I'm hoping to paint up a bunch more of these troops in the near future, they have a nice mid-tech look and the sculpts are easy to paint well.

8 comments:

  1. Great work! I have put it up on the Ion Age blog here: http://theionageblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/planetary-militia-at-painting-agency.html

    GBS
    www.theionage.com

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  2. Very Cool! Red Menace obviously approves of his comrades in the People's Planetary Partnership.

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  3. Nice lookin' Ion Age stuff, Mr. M. (Love your bases!)

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  4. I'm with Jay, those bases are great!

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    1. Thanks to you both :). The bases are just greenstuff, imprinted with the actual tires from the accompanying truck model. Then the rest was covered with sand + ballast.

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  5. I always have problems figuring how big are Ion Age miniatures compared to other ranges...I see you own Khurasan Control Battalion infantry...could you place one of Khurasan's figures close to a few planetary militia, muster infantry and other Ion Age troop types????

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    1. These tend to be "chunkier", but I will post a comparison pic with my next post to compare heights etc.

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    2. Thank you very much!!!!!

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